Taps: 28 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 240 | Reviews: 221 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by pburland23:
4.58/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
My wife told me I needed to head out of the house for a few hours today so she could wrap my Christmas gifts. I took this as an open invitation to drive up to Capone's.
The restaurant didn't open until 2:00 pm today (they appeared to be doing some renovation work at the restaurant) so my review is strictly of the bottle shop.
Capone's Bottle shop is small, but crammed from floor to ceiling with great beer. There's almost a Dickensian Old Curiosity Shop quality to the room which is thoroughly charming.
I was the only person in the shop at that time, so I had plenty of room to browse. Matt was friendly and helpful. He asked if there was anything in particular I was looking for and just chatted beer as I shopped.
The selection is fantastic. There were many beers I had not seen at other bottle shops in the Philadelphia area (Nogne O, Mikkeller, a full selection of AleSmith products and an impressive lineup of Belgians). I ended up with a nice haul consisting of AleSmith Speedway Stout, Stone 2009 Russian Imperial Stout, Stone Old Guardian, and Founders Backwoods Bastard. I thought the prices were reasonable and I'm always fine with paying good money for good beer.
All in all, Capone's is a great bottle shop for us beer geeks in the Philadelphia area. I look forward to going back again and again.
12-19-2010 00:54:30 | More by pburland23
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I have been here a handful of times. Their selection is one of the best outside of the city for its location. The food looks great but I haven't tried it yet. The main reason I go is for the bottle shop in the back. The quality and quantity is amazing. I easily spend 30 minutes just looking. The owner is very cool, friendly and always willing to help satisfy your taste. This place is highly recommended.
03-09-2014 03:26:58 | More by mikefuski17
5/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
This place knew what craft beer was before the late 2000's revolution. This place is bar none best take out beer selection and has been for the past decade, maybe even longer (I've only been able to legally drink 8 years from now). Now this place won't have everything you're looking for, but it will have lots, and reasonably priced too. Coming from another state you might be upset, but in Pennsylvania and with the stringent alcohol laws this is THE BEST option for individual bottles, craft 6 and four packs and bombers for a place that is not a chain. The owner is very knowledge and a nice guy that will help you find what you need.
02-13-2014 19:07:56 | More by Ryanm1
Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.